Chowser started one of the greatest topics I have come across. The responses are very much dominated by DC area restaurants so I would like to ask the same questions chowser asked, but pertaining to Baltimore.
Let me quote chowser:
"There are many threads about high end eating, or specific types of restaurants but what about places you go to regularly (say, a few times a month)? What places do you frequent, what would you recommend there/not recommend there, what is the price range? Where would you go on a night where you had nothing planned, were too tired to cook and wanted to grab a decent meal?"